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Harsch Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a stern or severe man, from Middle Low German harsch ‘harsh’, ‘stern’. German: metonymic occupational name for a soldier, from Middle High German harsch, harst ‘body of troops’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Barsch, Hirsch, Hach, Marsch, Hosch, Horsch, Karsch, Raisch, Horch

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Where is the Harsch family from?

You can see how Harsch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harsch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Harsch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Harsch families living in Alberta. This was about 73% of all the recorded Harsch's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Harsch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harsch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Harsch. 72% of Harsch men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Farmers Son
    29%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Harsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harsch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Harsch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Harsch. For the veterans among your Harsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harsch lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Harsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harsch in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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